In pictures – US rallies and around world


Demonstrators chant as students and gun control advocates hold the "March for Our Lives" event demanding gun control after recent school shootings at a rally in WashingtonImage copyright
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Hundreds of thousands of people are joining rallies across the US and beyond to call for stricter US gun laws in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have revitalised the nation’s gun control debate after an attack on their school on 14 February.

They are spearheading the March for Our Lives campaign, which is holding events in some 800 cities in the US and around the world.

Washington, DC

Thousands of people gather for March For Our Lives on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, USAImage copyright
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Tens of thousands gather on Pennsylvania Avenue

Michael J. Weissman, 18, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where a mass shooting occurred last February 14 that left 17 dead, carries a sign as he and other participants hold the "March for Our Lives" eventImage copyright
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Michael Weissman, 18, is a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, the latest high school to experience a mass shooting

People arrive for the March For Our Lives rally against gun violence in Washington, DC on March 24, 2018.Image copyright
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Students are leading the debate, but many others are involved

Activists wear red robes and white bonnets based on "The Handmaid's Tale" before the "March for Our Lives"Image copyright
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Activists wear red robes and white bonnets based on dystopian novel and TV series “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Participants arrive for the March for Our Lives Rally in Washington, DC on 28 March 2018.Image copyright
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New York City

Protesters hold photos of victims of school shootings during a "March For Our Lives" demonstration demanding gun control in New York CityImage copyright
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Stories of the school shooting victims were shared at March For Our Lives events

Paris, France

A woman holds a poster which read "Protect Kids not Guns" as French and Americans gather near the Eiffel Tower on the Trocadero square in support of the US "March For Our Lives" movement, in Paris, France,Image copyright
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London, UK

Supporters of stricter gun control stage a "die in" during a solidarity rally with "March For Our Lives" outside the U.S. Embassy in London, BritainImage copyright
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Outside the US embassy, supporters staged a “die in” during a solidarity rally with March For Our Lives

Berlin, Germany

Demonstrators protest at the March for our Lives demonstration on March 24, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.Image copyright
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

People take part in the "March for Our Lives", an organized demonstration to end gun violence in the United States, outside the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo, BrazilImage copyright
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